Saturday, October 30, 2010

Maybe It's Makeup

Dear Reader,

As a general rule, I do not wear makeup on the weekend days.  Perhaps a smidgen of concealer and a bit of lip gloss, but that about covers my concerns outside of the office expectations.  Today was a different story.  I played around with my eye makeup and enjoyed the result.  What I do not enjoy...?  ...Removing said eye makeup at the end of the day. 


Thursday, October 28, 2010

Ford in a Field

There is a brief period where the beauty of a vehicle fades, but then it always comes back 'round. Those who love and care for them during their time of trendlessness, see their age-less appeal and are rewarded with a vintage treasure down the road.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

All the Wonderful Things in the Kitchen

Dear Reader,

I have really been "nesting" recently, but only in the much yummy food!  Pumpkin Pie, Vegetarian Gumbo (I know, I know), my special meatloaf (a gazillion pureed & sauteed veggies in it), chili, cornbread garlic mashed potatoes, bacon baked green beans...and on and on.  And all I want to do is cook more.  It must be the's been raining cats and dogs...and pigs and turkeys.  It's liable to turn a girl's kitchen into a diner, I tell you what!


Monday, October 25, 2010

Working Hard

Dear Reader,

Work is trying my soul right now...haha!  I work in the interior business (hence the ad for Carpet).  Lugging product around all day (I'm not the worlds biggest fan of doing manual's exhausting), not drinking enough water, and driving all over tarnation in bad weather and bad traffic is a recipe for an annoying Monday.

I will wake up tomorrow and feel refreshed...I will drink a big glass of O.J. and shrug off this Garfield-esque "I hate Mondays" attitude.  The power of positive thinking and all that....


Saturday, October 23, 2010

An Outing

My Numbers Man and I went on an outing into Seattle today to enjoy some good old-fashioned burgers.  It was such a treat, but the traffic was plain aweful, which is so strange for a Saturday.  The food was worth it though.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Making a House a Home

Dear Reader,

Something I've learned...
What you start out with, isn't always what you end up with.  We reconcile our youth with our adult lives and sacrifice some of the clutter along the way.


Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Doing the Dishes

I don't have any dishes to do tonight because we both picked up some of our favorite bad-for-us-convenience-food tonight.  A Japanese donburi bowl & pastries for me and fast food for him.  That means...the trash can feels the brunt of the evening (along with our tummies) and the sink & dishwasher take the night off.  Unlike the overstuffed KitchenAid above.   Crazy!


Monday, October 18, 2010

Feeling Fall

This photo makes me want to play like a little girl in the leaves.  *guilty pleasure*  It also makes me yearn for ankle socks with lace.  Haha...

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Soft Kitty

"Soft kitty, warm kitty, little ball of fur.  Happy kitty, sleepy kitty, purr purr purr."
- The Big Bang Theory

A neighborhood kitty stopped by to say hello last night and this morning, so I have kitten on the brain.  As if that weren't enough, a lady at work brought her rescued baby kitten into the office on Thursday and I just couldn't help myself, I had to cuddle the little guy.  I can't wait until we have a house simply so I can rescue the fur babies who need homes.  *sigh*  One day! :)


Saturday, October 16, 2010

A Clean Dog is a Happy Dog

Dear Reader,

I took darling dog in for his pre-winter mega grooming and his is just the darlingest looking buddy now.  Click here for evidence of his new found, inner puppy look.  I must admit, it had been too long since his last official grooming appointment, mainly because I feel that as long as he is shampooed and smelling lovely, all's well.  However, his nails were getting long and cumbersome for him, his ears could use a scroungy scrub and I don't have the tools or the know how to remedy those things myself.  Too much money later, he's like a new little fur man.  So, I took him for a stroll around the neighborhood to show him off.  Although...I don't know that anyone really cared save for me.

Happy Saturday!


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The Quest for Clean

Dear Reader,

It's amazing how beauty products have evolved over the years.  Chances are, your mother's face soap doesn't even resemble most face washes today.  I think I remember my grandmother's cold cream (or did my brain fabricate that memory?), which reminded me of sour cream though less tasty, and I definitely remember her glycerin soap.  I remember the way my hands smelled after I used it to wash up before sitting down to eat.  So many cleansing products these days smell like chemicals and nondescript "fragrance", I find my nose gets completely overwhelmed...or my skin becomes irritated.

So, today, at the recommend of the product reviewers on Makeup Alley, I picked up a tub of Albolene.  I have to admit, I'm a little petrified because for all my face-washing life, cosmetics companies lectured me that I have to strip my face of oils in order to become clean.  Well, Albolene, being the consistency of Vaseline according to many of the product reviews I read, seems counter intuitive, but I'm going to take one for the team of tradition and good old fashioned grooming and give it a try.  Paired with a Dove beauty bar -unscented, should my skin scream out for a transition period.

Wish me luck!


Monday, October 11, 2010

What DUZ it for you?

There are some products that I feel like I "just can't live without."  Obviously, I would be just fine without any product, but some are made a bit better than others and so have found their way into my daily/weekly routines. 
Trader Joe's laundry detergent, free of dyes and conventional chemicals is one of those products.  So, "DUZ" is not my detergent of choice.  However, the woman above seems rather enthused.  Haha...

Sunday, October 10, 2010

The First Post is the Deepest

Dear Reader,

This post isn't actually going to be full of any deep thoughts, useful knowledge, or anything quite so deserving of a first post.  However, it will serve as an introduction to just what sort of stuff will make up this blog going forward.

I've always loved the artwork of time gone by, both in illustration and photography.  Something about the blatant over-sell of advertisements of the 30's through the 60's, sends my heart into a flutter.  Over the years, my collection of this ephemera has grown into piles and files that serve no purpose other than the occasional flip-through on a rainy day.  Well, it rained plenty today here in the Seattle area, so I catalogued my collection and determined to give it a home in the blogosphere.  I hope you enjoy these posts to come over the next year.  I am happy to be able to share them.

The beginning: 10/10/10.
The end: 10/10/11. 
(Isn't it nice to know when things will be wrapped up in a tidy bow?)

Until tomorrow...